Spanish I ap curriculum Guide World Languages and Cultures

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Spanish IVH Curriculum Guide

World Languages and Cultures



AP THEME: Contemporary Life

AP SUBTHEME: Leisure and Sports, Housing and Shelter, Travel

Recommended pacing: 4 weeks Teachers need to appropriate the number of lessons to the caliber of students in the class so long as they are being given opportunities to meet the objectives of the unit.

Virginia State Foreign Language Standards of Learning for Level:

•SIV.1 The student will exchange information orally and in writing in Spanish on a variety of topics related to contemporary and historical events and issues.

•SIV.2 The student will demonstrate skills necessary to sustain extended oral and written exchanges in Spanish.

•SIV.3 The student will comprehend spoken and written Spanish found in a variety of authentic sources.

•SIV.7 The student will demonstrate increased understanding of the connections between content studied in Spanish class and content studied in other subject areas.

•SIV.9 The student will expand understanding of the English language through study and analysis of increasingly complex elements of the Spanish language. •SIV.10 The student will apply Spanish language skills and cultural understanding in opportunities beyond the classroom setting for recreational, educational, and occupational purposes.

-Interpersonal -Interpretive



(Facts & Skills)


• Maintain a discussion related to camping/ecotourism.

• Discuss and/or debate camping/ecotourism.
• Express and explain camping/ecotourism.
• Express opinions and react to camping/ecotourism.

• Demonstrates comprehension of content from authentic audio visual texts relating to camping/ecotourism.

• Evaluates and interprets written texts and materials on camping/ecotourism.

• Produce oral and written reports on camping/ecotourism.

• Produce an activity showing the preparation of a successful and safe camping site.
• Produce an oral or written presentation

reflecting current trends and/or attitudes in

society related to safety and respect for the environment while camping or enjoying ecotourism.


• Explore attitudes when reacting to ecotourism and the treatment of nature by ecotourists.


• Make connections between historical contexts and current attitudes towards national parks and ecotourism.


• Compare and contrast national parks.

• Explore camping/ ecotourism in your own community or your school and compare them to issues in Spanish- speaking communities.
• Identify local Spanish- speaking communities and cultural events related to camping and ecotourism.


•Present subjunctive with verbs of influence

•camping vocabulary

•ecotourism vocabulary


acercarse a, andar, dar un paseo, dejar de, escalar, perderse, refugiarse, el desierto, hermoso, -a,

la naturaleza, el paisaje, el refugio, la roca, la sierra, el valle, los binoculares, la brújula, la linterna

el repelente de insectos, el saco de dormir, la tienda de acampar, caer granizo, el granizo, el relámpago,

el trueno, suceder, tener lugar, al amanecer, al anochecer, al principio, un rato, una vez allí, el abrelatas,

la balsa, el bote inflable, la cantimplora, la caña de pescar, el casco, el chaleco salvavidas, los fósforos,

la leña, el remo, el amanecer, el atardecer, en mediodía, la puesta del sol, la salida de sol, el sendero


Preterit/imperfect, outdoor vocabulary, present subjunctive


Create a brochure with how to and safety tips for a camping trip, Public Service Announcement about safe camping/ use of nature, Plan an excursion to a National Park presenting ecotourism events and activities, Stage an actual campsite in the classroom or courtyard to introduce or practice vocabulary, Websites for national parks (el Yunque -, Parques nacionales de España -,
Research national parks, dialogues about trips, discuss weather, songs:, news about

current weather events, readings from Aventuras Literarias : "Una Carta a Dios" p. 57, "Poema

XXIII" p. 96, Ventanas Dos: "Al Aire Libre" p. 54, Conversación y Controversia: "Los Climas" p..

138, Read "Los Ojos de Carmen" by Blaine Ray, Ch. 1 of Realidades 3, list of cohesive devices for writing.

Teachers resources available on LCPS Spanish Teacher Exchange


NOTE: Teachers should use the appropriate PALS rubrics for speaking and writing.

Suggested Interpretive Task

Suggested Interpersonal Task

Suggested Presentational Task

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